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Crafts Museum

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Address: Bhairon Rd, New Delhi 110001, India
Phone Number: 11 337 1353
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans...
History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans demonstrate traditional embroidery, weaving, carving and pottery.
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Do not miss the first floor textiles collection!

The entrance is free, and during the weekend they have live music or puppet performances and craftsmen selling their products on site. On the first floor they have and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Damian O
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

the museum is famous among the delhi people and recommend once visit if u happen to visit the delhi . overall nice experience

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a surprise, visited this place as a bit of a filler and I loved it, all the famous attractions and this little place was my favourite, full of unusual things including a whole house or two, textiles and lots of other interesting artefacts would recommend to anybody!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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52 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The guide book write up on the museum vs the actual visit was quite different. Our guide told us that we would be disappointed and he was right. Very limited exhibits and the crafts people were around 15. We were the only visitors there during the entire time of our visit. If time is short, would skip visiting the museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

genius display and set up showing crafts from all over India and laid back setting in a very peaceful place interesting stuff and information deservant of much more attention from the public

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The entrance is free, and during the weekend they have live music or puppet performances and craftsmen selling their products on site. On the first floor they have and extraordinary collections of textiles. Spend some time moving the hanging panels and think that pieces you are appreciating take months or years to be made and cost thousand of US dollars.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Crafts Museum, managed by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India is situated on Bhairon Marg close to Pragati Maidan and a nice place to spend a couple of hours while learning about the art and craft of our diverse nation. The museum is open on all days except Mondays and National Holidays. The highlight of the place is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I am so glad that I happened upon this little museum! It's small and compact, so you can see what's there within not too much time, and it is super quiet. In the middle of New Delhi, that alone is a real value! The textiles exhibit is large and varied, and there is a very large outdoors exhibit area with... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of my favourite places in Delhi, I have always been coming here for almost two decades now. It offers a great opportunity to craftsmen to display and sell their craft, has a good cafe and craft shop inside the campus. Unfortunately, the place is dying slowly for want of maintenance and most outdoor areas are now nearly in shambles... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Crafts Museum is one of those oddities that you find in New Dehli. The Museum shop is excellent with an mix of books, shawls, artefacts and a very helpful assistant. It really is a very good place to visit and shop. Attached to the shop is an excellent restaurant - the french press coffee is brilliant, the menu is... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Given the enormous variety and high standards of Indian handicrafts, a showcase of such work must be very special and so it is at this Museum. In addition to room after room of the best of Indian handicrafts, there are outdoor stalls where craftspeople sell their work. The Museum shop has some very special items at great prices -- smart... More 

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